SOME of the returning World Championships riders showed off their swapped jerseys, completed a celebration lap and spoke of their time on the big stage at Hayes Hawks BMX Club on Saturday. 

Our picture shows (from left) Chay Young, Cody Coker, Benjamin Rough, Nate Barata, Iris Hajda, Penny Blackburn, Charlie Rough and Shaun Tobin. 

There were some great results from Hawks riders at the event in Glasgow.

Cody Coker narrowly missed out on the quarter-finals in his first ever Worlds in a stacked male 15 class. He clearly has a bright future ahead of him.

Similarly, Shaun Tobin, 18, one of the club’s youth coaches just missed the quarters, finishing fifth in his 1/8 final in the 17-24 class. He has more to give in this competitive age category. 

Anita Wong (Women 40+) and Megan Roy (Female 14), not pictured, both made the semi-finals and will be looking for W plates at next year’s Worlds in Rock Hill, South Carolina, 

Iris Hajda (female 10), who broke her collarbone in the European Championships four weeks earlier, did her club and country proud by making the main and walking away with a W8 plate. 

All of the Hayes contingent rode their hearts out and came away with experiences to last a lifetime. 

Some have been competing for only a short time and their place on the World stage is testament to the coaching they receive. 

BMX racing is open to all and beginners can go along and hire all the equipment.

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